Nonprofit Research Collaborative

Nonprofit Research Collaborative studies charitable fundraising at nonprofit organizations. They aim to reduce the survey burden on charities by combining originally separate studies into single, planned series. Surveys look at fundraising proceeds trends, different fundraising methods, board engagement in fundraising, capital campaigns, and staffing and budgets for fundraising. Study reports are issued two to three times per year and are available for free download. PowerPoint slides are also available for purchase to help nonprofit organizations share the study findings. Sharing the study findings helps organizations decide on the right fundraising methods and best practices based on what has worked for other organizations.

Nonprofit Research Collaborative partners with the following agencies:

  • Association of Fundraising Professionals
  • Association of Philanthropic Counsel
  • CFRE International
  • Campbell Rinker
  • Giving USA Foundation
  • Partnership for Philanthropic Planning
  • National Center for Charitable Statistics at the Urban Institute

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For the benefit of the nonprofit sector everywhere, we wanted to provide resources for ways we can continue to operate and grow within this era. And once social distancing begins to fade, what lessons can we take from this to improve our operations permanently. Come back often for more updates.

Accounting & Fiscal Management

  • Structure general ledger, chart of accounts, setup assistance
  • Monthly accounting support: accounts payable, accounts receivable, deposits and receipts, bank reconciliation
  • Payroll preparation
  • Preparation of management reports
  • Financial report preparation for board meetings
  • Grant tracking and reporting
  • Preparation of IRS Form 990
  • Preparation of annual 1099’s
  • Preparation of schedules for independent audit, assistance with audit completion
  • Cleanup of past accounting records
  • Budget preparation assistance, reporting and analysis
  • QuickBooks training

Governance & Strategy Development

  • Governance training
  • Executive mentoring and coaching
  • Board retreat facilitation
  • Strategic planning documents
  • Outcomes and impact measurement and reporting
  • Survey assistance

Database Management

  • Database design and development
  • Gift and demographic data entry
  • Donor acknowledgement letters
  • Import and export of data; mail merges; exports to mail house
  • Data and donor analysis
  • Integration with accounting systems, fund development and social media activities
  • Database training
  • Ongoing support and technical assistance

Fund Development

  • Create annual fund development plan
  • Fund development plan audits
  • Board Training
  • Capital campaigns
  • Grant management: research, writing and reporting
  • Major gifts and planned giving
  • Special event planning and support
  • Annual fund drives
  • Annual appeal mailings